Homecoming Week features virtual events and a drive-in movie

A TV star, mixology class, trivia contest and a drive-in movie are some of the highlights of Wright State University’s Homecoming Week Sept. 26 to Oct. 3.

Because of restrictions on large gatherings due to COVID-19, this year’s Homecoming Week features a series of online events.

“We’ve decided to hold a virtual and socially distant Homecoming to protect not only the health and well-being of our alumni, but also the students, faculty and staff who study, work and live at Wright State,” said Greg Scharer, executive director of alumni relations. “These virtual Homecoming events will allow alumni to engage with people on campus and with each other, from the comfort and safety of their homes.”

2020 Homecoming Week schedule:

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 5:30 p.m.
Virtual Town Hall with President Edwards
On Webex
Event details and registration

Join President Sue Edwards and Wright State alumni for a Virtual Town Hall. This virtual town hall is an opportunity to speak with Edwards about Wright State’s response to COVID-19, as well as the pandemic’s impact on the university’s long-term goals.

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 5:30 p.m.
Virtual Alumni Speaker Series: Eddie McClintock ’91
On Webex
Event details and registration

Eddie McClintock, who graduated from Wright State with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies, will discuss his career as a TV actor and his experiences at Wright State during the first talk in the Virtual Alumni Speaker Series. McClintock is best known for his role as Secret Service agent Pete Lattimer on “Warehouse 13,” which ran for five seasons on the Syfy Channel.

Thursday, Oct. 1
Wright Day to Give

Wright Day to Give is an annual online-based fundraising event on Oct. 1, the university’s Founder’s Day. For 24 hours, students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, retirees and friends are encouraged to give back and support Wright State students. The university has received nearly 1,500 requests for emergency assistance from students experiencing hardship during the coronavirus pandemic.

Learn more about Wright Day to Give.

Thursday, Oct. 1, 5 p.m.
Raider on the Rocks Virtual Mixology Class
On Webex
Event details and registration

Brian Petro from Smart Guy in a Tie Cocktails will teach participants how to make delicious happy hour cocktails. Recipes and an ingredient list will be emailed before the event so participants can make the cocktails during the class.

Friday, Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m.
Homecoming Trivia Night
On Webex
Event details and registration

Join alumni, students, faculty and staff for five rounds of competitive trivia for prizes. The annual Homecoming Trivia Night is the signature fundraiser for the College of Education and Human Services. A link to donate to CEHS student scholarships will be provided to participants on Trivia Night.

Saturday, Oct. 3; opens at 7:30 p.m., movie starts at 8 p.m.
Drive-In Movie Night
Parking Lot 4
Event details

Watch “Bad Boys for Life” in Lot 4 during this free socially distant screening. Complimentary light refreshments and restrooms will be available throughout the event. Face masks are required on campus, so attendees should bring masks if you plan to leave your car.

Since this event has limited capacity, movie-goers are encouraged to arrive early, around 7:30 p.m. Coming attractions and fun videos will start at 7:30, followed by the movie at 8 p.m.

The movie is presented by the Wright State Alumni Association, University Activities Board and the ’67 Society and sponsored by the Wright-Patt Credit Union.

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